JB hold talks with US group SABIN on NTDs

Malawi former president and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation International, Joyce Banda, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,held a high-level consultative meeting with SABIN senior management at their Headquarters in New York.  SABIN is a United States based organization that is dedicated to ending Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

JB with SABIN officials in New York

JB with SABIN officials in New York

NTDs are a group of chronic disabling infections affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, mainly in Africa and mostly those living in remote rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. Beyond their negative impact on health, NTDs contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty and stigma that leaves people unable to work, go to school or participate in family and community life.

Banda is a renowned philanthropist. In 1997, she founded the Joyce Banda Foundation with the core objective of assisting the marginalized of the society, especially women and children, to have access to opportunities that would help them achieve their full potential in life.

Her foundation recently unveiled five ‘cornerstones’ under the new Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) Africa Initiative. The cornerstones include Women in Business; Women in Education; Women Health; Women in Leadership; and Rights for Women.

Under ‘Women Health’, JBFI believes that good health is critical to women, and that women who are in good health contribute positively to national development.

The foundation ensures that women remain health through its initiatives on maternal health education, HIV/AIDS and other programmes so that fewer women die from the HIV/AIDS scourge, during child bearing and other avoidable and curable diseases.

Under some of its objectives, SABIN hosts international events, expert panels and immunization financing programmes to bring together policymakers, researchers, industry representatives, public health officials, health care professionals, and others to share the latest research on diseases and vaccine development, discuss strategies for reducing global disease burdens, and develop and implement sustainable vaccination programs.

They work with public health partners and governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America to integrate the distribution of NTD drugs with other interventions, such as immunizations, delivery of micronutrients, bed-net distribution, and maternal and child health programmes.

They also work to increase funding at a macro-level and engage potential partners and donors to leverage work underway to bring NTD programs to scale, produce evidence of sustainable impact, and change the landscape of poverty forever.

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52 thoughts on “JB hold talks with US group SABIN on NTDs”

  1. Nana Chione says:

    TUKUSOWA OTIGAYIRA CHIMANGA NDI NG’OMBE, KUNO NJALA MAI, MUPEMPHE CHIMANGA CHAMBIRI KUNJAKO CHIFUKWA MVULA SIINAYEMBE BWINO, KUKUONEKA KUTI MMADELA AMBIRI KU KHALA NG’AMBA. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU GOOD SERVANT OF POOR MALAWIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dausi says:

    uchitsiru uyu mulibe mfundo, pa paragraph sipotukwana. adpp mukumva kuwawa chifukwa simayembekeza kuti zingavute chonchi. chifukwa mai JB amanjoya muulamuliro wake. pepani dpp mulira….. muwona.

  3. who is bwampini mukusiya wa mendo ngati mvuu uja akukamira kfc ku usa uja

  4. CHIYAMBA says:

    WHEN GOD SAYS YES NOBODY CAN SAY.

  5. abiti mtila says:

    Simunati,kodi kumeneko mukugawanso zing we za mbuzi? Koma munthu opanda nzeru ngati iwe sindinamuone. Osakhala pansi bwanji usamale banja lako. Mbuzi ya mzimayi,miyendo ngati njovu.

  6. JB says:

    koma ndiye mukutha mau ziko lapansi ndilopusisatu ili.NGATI PALI MAVUTO OSAWASIYA KWAMULUNGU BWANJI?.KUMANGOGANIZA ZAMOYO UNO BASI OSAMAKONZEKELA
    ZAMALO AMENE YESU ANATIKONZELA BWANJI? olo mutapasidwa dziko lonse lapansi koma
    WAKUJAHENA NDIYE MUNGAPINDULENJI?

  7. Mkalapwaga says:

    Kusyeto uwe tukugalaga akunoooooo.!!

  8. Ena kuva kuwawa mama help africa leave this stupid Malawi an people .
    l

  9. zimandiwawa says:

    Amayi kulolela kwanu pokubelani mavote chinali chinthu chamtengo wapatali pokonda dzikolanu,koma zikuwawa DPP siinasinthebe panopa chaka chosatha koma mavuto ngati alamulila zaka ten mmmmmmm

    1. Nankungwi says:

      palibe amne adabela JB ma vot she lost miserably and she cant accept it she is till busy lying. Recently the Malawi GVt sent a 5 high powered delegation to Addi Ababa discussing this very subject, in what capacity is she holding this meeting? when she has finished her discussions who deos she repoert to? Is this not just causing confusion when she should step aside? The woman is a complete farce!

  10. Nankungwi says:

    Actually i happen to know that right now a 5 man delegatin is in Addis discussing this very subject on this very topic!

  11. opportunist says:

    JB 4 life

  12. Mbukavu says:

    The best measure of leadership is having a noble vision and pulling your folllowers to achieve that vision

  13. kalokesha says:

    Mai Joyce bandah mulungu akudalitsen ndipo akupasen moyo wautali. Dzambiri sindikamba koma only gold knows

  14. Zadziwika says:

    … she resembles GADAFFI, kkkkk

  15. bwampini says:

    Steve kamkwalala ndiwe opusa y targeting JB.mudzafa chala chili ku ntu…… Coz mumangosekelela zilizonse nde let me advise you usiiletu uzingopanga za bwampini/mr Ibu wakoyo stupid

  16. Saini says:

    Come home madam Banda and dance to the APM music

  17. what kind of archievement have been done even help local malawians with her stupid organisation. Nyasatimes stop pretending that joyce banda she is doing right while she is eating our tax pay money, she must return 2million dollars she get from mtonda ruby mine from canadian company through apex the cruck who is stealing our rubies at tonda ntcheu .beware Apex we will come there and kick you out

  18. Eckson Kaime says:

    Whatever she is doing in the States would have greater meaning and impact if same were done with blessing from the Govt of the day back home. Otherwise if its to score cheap political mileage, Iam afraid its a futile exercise that is under the Govt microscope and would not be surprised if on arrival back home some explanation would be demanded of her, especially on account of sources of resources she is having to spend when the rest of her kinsmen can hardly put food on the table

    1. ZEZE says:

      Eckson,
      why do you think like a puppy? the JB foundation has money from well wishers across the globe. Apart from that, she has her own money to carter for most of her needs. this, plus peoples sympathy offers her a lot of money for her personal issues. Stop thinking of JB when you have problems running the country. the anger is slowly building in the majority of Malawians and soon or later, you will have it shown

    2. Aliphee says:

      she has Gods blessing not Peter Mutharika blessing she has also a blessing from me as a malawian citezen to stay abroad until she has finished her mission. so brother dont worry with JB get worried with your failing and ailing president state funeral is around the corner

  19. Namu says:

    Ambuye YESU dalitsani Joyce Banda kwina kuli konse kumenene ali ndipo mupatseni moyo wautali komanso maso mphenya ochuluka kuti apitilize zimene inu mudamukonzera ” your good plans” pa moyo wake.

    Mai JB ndinu munthu wopatsa kaso, ndipo pitilizani the skype should be your limit. Mumandilimbikitsa.

    1. Bonzing Master says:

      Hahahahaha mpaka skype kukhala limit? She must be technophobia I guess.

  20. wapona says:

    Bwampini watilemera guyz! Kodi anamuvotera ndi ndani? Sakulpherani baba. Anmzanu onse anayamba akonza zithu koma inu mungowonongera wonongera. Ma investigations a cash gate anayamba ndi amayi. Now, move on to 92m and donors will come in. Tulo too much iwe.

  21. Nyaka says:

    Kiki polofesa walila nalo boma..

  22. That’s the post JB deserves. To be the top most as a president it was too much.

  23. Tinkanana Nsizi says:

    Amai lero ndadziwa kuti ndinudi mai wa mzeru. Mukagawa ng’ombe , mbuzi anthu kumakusekani. Amvekele politikisi yogawa ziweto. Inali prophesy. Zilikuno sindizo.

  24. ujeni says:

    Madam Joyce Banda forgive us for we did not know what we were doing when voting. Malawi is crying for a leader like you. You sat, walked and ate with the poor, you knew our problems, today we have gone back to Egypt.

    1. bwampini says:

      He he he. Akumufuna ndani

  25. Nama says:

    Koma yaaa a JB kukacha kuyang’ana kuli meeting kuti apite kenako ajambulitse a Malawi awone!!!Shaaa ziliko.

  26. Julius says:

    Kkkkk Paja Mumafuna Ma Professer

  27. Steve Kamkwalala says:

    Don’t be stupid. Akanakhala ali ndi chikoka bwenzi pano ali president. She came a distant third ndiye pano mudziti ali ndi chikoka where. I can say without any fear that come any chisankho DPP is going to win again. Mark my words. Chipani chimene chija ndi chipani chachikulu kwabasi. You wil talk and talk but will yield nothing. Munakakhala ena ochenjera munakayamba to strengthen your parties and form alliances kupanda apo come 2019 mudzathidzimulidwanso.

    1. Nana says:

      Ali ndi chikoka no wonder bwampini anaba nakana recount.

      1. Steve Kamkwalala says:

        Ndiye akanapanga recount akanachoka pa number 3 kudzakhala pa number 1. Very very stupid thinking. Instead of coming home to strengthen her party so that she performs better in 2019 ( may be number 2) she is busy doing trivia. Mukadzaluzanso muzidzalira . Fotsieki zanu nonse ndi mai wanu yemweyo. She is in the guiness book of records as a president who ruled only 25 months. manyazi bwa

        1. Njolopingo says:

          ruling a country successfully for 25 months is much-much better than than unsuccessful 10yrs of making your kinsmen poorer and poorer. Bwanji pamenepo. Inu mu bukhu la Guiness what record will you leave?

    2. nthandalanda says:

      UP ndi chipani cha ndani? DPP chipani cha mfiti, mbuzi ndi mbava. Ndiye muluti chani?

  28. chatty man says:

    Mother Malawi thats wat am talking about! God bless you.

  29. Sidix says:

    Ndinavotera APM koma aaaaaah! zinthu sidzikuyenda ata! President wachinyengo APM! Mpakana kugula atolankhani ndi K50000!!!

  30. chatonda says:

    SHE IS NOW OUT AGAIN TO SYPHON MONEY FROM THE USA USING WHATEVER MEANS. LET HER COME BACK. WE ARE TIRED OF HER STEALING BOTH LOCALLY AND NOW INTERNATIONALLY. SHE HAS COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE OLD HUSBAND IN MALAWI.

  31. TIMOTHY says:

    Ine mayiyu amandiwaza moyo wanga onse, and akanakhalabe president bwenzi pano Malawi ikupita kuti, siizi tikupatsani cement,Malata wa macoupon kuti kuli ziiiiiii, amaona ngati zophweka JB kumangira munthu nyumba. Ife tulephera ndi cement kuwagulira agogo. Mama stay blessed where u r.

  32. qabaniso says:

    God bless u tremendously jb.

  33. Malindima says:

    How long will this take before you receive a Nobel Peace Prize? Malala just began just few month ago and today she is a Nobel peace laureate.She has already put her village on global recognition. Work hard JB. Next is you and your home in Zomba.

  34. Patriot says:

    Akabwerako kumeneko abwerako ndi ma trillions of trillions or donors to Joyce Banda Foundation.
    She will implement programme bigger than gouvernment itself.
    Ichi ndi chifukwa chake Peter ali nje nje nje bcoz the woman has a kind heart.
    Odi Uko Amayi adutse.
    Next gouvernment iyo.

    1. PP Propaganda says:

      Kikikiki …next government? Where? In Malawi? Continue dreaming impossible things. Voting is a game of numbers and you know that all southerners and centralists cannot vote for that bakha. I don’t see how the north alone can make her a government. Ooooh I got it. She will lead Nyikaland.

      The fact is Malawians vote in blocks: North = PP, Central = MCP, South = DPP+UDF. Another fact is that no any other political party can win democratically held elections in Malawi without a support from the south because of their large numbers from that side.

  35. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    zabwino zonse amayi kumene muliko. Ife pano tikulira kuti tikanadziwa komanso ndizowona kuti chitsime chimadziwika chikaphwa

  36. sacred man says:

    Mayi mukatifuniradi Zabwino koma a Malawife nde amene Tili ndi vuto pano zinthu zayambanso kuvuta

    1. Namu says:

      kkkkkk koma pulizi. Learning it in a hard way kkkk zoopsa

  37. me says:

    nobody dought of that
    jb mum of malawi

  38. Mama says:

    Nanga pamenepa Mai JB akwanena APM?Mai ali ndi chikoka uyu ndipo sondinaone. Angokhala ngati pulezidenti ndi iye. No wonder baba is suffering with insomnia hence the confusion. Keep on mama. Koma mutikhululukile ife kusamva. Ng’ombe mumkagawa zija ndizomwe tikudalila pano. Tikamwa thiyi wa mkaka ndinu mai. Babawa zawakanika basi.

  39. Kaphaizi says:

    Jb is a great leader osati chitsiru chili ku state house panochi

    1. Professional says:

      I agree totally.

      1. dadaboma says:

        I agree completely.

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